CalFresh Payment Schedule 2024: Who is Eligible to get Food Stamps this Week? Know Payment Date & Claim Status

It’s the new month and the residents of California are eagerly waiting for the fresh round of payments for CalFresh Payments. As recipients eagerly anticipate their benefits, it’s essential to grasp the timing and intricacies of the payment schedule to effectively plan their grocery purchases. In this article, we delve into the details of the CalFresh payment schedule 2024, shedding light on who will receive their food stamps in the following week in April based on the last digit of case number.

CalFresh Payment Schedule 2024

CalFresh, California’s adaptation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as food stamps), offers monthly benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families. These benefits are designed to help them purchase nutritious food. Distributed via an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, CalFresh benefits can be used like a debit card at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets to buy eligible food items.

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Importantly, this assistance is not a loan and does not require repayment. The specific benefit amount a household receives depends on factors such as income, household size, and expenses. Overall, CalFreshcomes with an aim to enhance the health and well-being of low-income Californians.

CalFresh Payment 2024 Overview 

Name CalFresh Payment Schedule
Country of Origin USA
State California
Regulating Body California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
Year 2024
Category Financial Aid
Objective Provide access to nutritious foods for low-income.
Applicable persons Low-income people of California.
Age Limit 18+ years
Payment Amount $291 – $1571 (Depending upon the family size)
Payment Mode Online (Direct Deposit through EBT)
Payment Duration Every month
New Payment Starting Month April 2024
Payment dates in April 1st April – 10th April (Depending upon case number)

CalFresh Payment Schedule 2024 : Who is Eligible to get Food Stamps this Week? Know Payment Date & Claim Status

Who is Eligible For CalFresh Payment 2024 ?

Following are the eligibility criteria for CalFresh Payment Schedule:

  1. Citizenship: You should be a citizen of USA and specially a resident of California for atleast 10 years.
  2. Maximum Gross Income Level: The maximum income level of the household shall be less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level. For single person, the allowed maximum gross income is approximately up to $2,430 while a family of eight can have upto$8,428.
  3. Adjusted Net Income: After considering allowable deductions, the adjusted net income is used to determine the monthly benefit amount. Elderly and disabled households use net monthly income instead of gross income for eligibility assessment.
  4. Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD): ABAWDs are those individuals aged between 18 to 49 who can work and have no dependents. They can only receive three months of CalFresh payments within a 36-month period unless any specific exemptions are applied.
  5. Work Registration: Each non-exempt CalFresh household member aged between 16 to 59 should get registered for employment at initial application and after that, for once in every 12 months.
  6. Elderly and Disabled Households: If household includes someone who is elderly (age 60 or older) or is disabled, the net monthly income limit will then be used for eligibility checks.

What is case number in CalFresh payment schedule?

Within the CalFresh payment schedule, your case number serves as an identifier to determine the precise date during the initial ten days of each month when your benefits are credited to your EBT card. The Case Number, a unique identifier assigned to your CalFresh payment household upon enrollment in the program, should be included in most paperwork you receive from your county social services agency. CalFresh Payments are deposited throughout the first ten days of each month, with the payment date determined by the last digit of your case number. For instance, if your case number ends in ‘1,’ you can expect to receive CalFresh Payments on the 1st of the month.

Payment Mode and Payout Dates for CalFresh Payment 2024

CalFresh payments are disbursed through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card within the first 10 days of each month. The payments according to the schedule for April 2024 are:

  • April 1: Last digit ends in 1.
  • April 2: Last digit ends in 2.
  • April 3: Last digit ends in 3.
  • April 4: Last digit ends in 4.
  • April 5: Last digit ends in 5.
  • April 6: Last digit ends in 6.
  • April 7: Last digit ends in 7.
  • April 8: Last digit ends in 8.
  • April 9: Last digit ends in 9.
  • April 10: Last digit ends in 0.

Now, let’s explore the maximum CalFreshPayments for all available in April 2024:

  • Single person canreceive maximum benefit upto $291.
  • Two-persons in household can receive up to $535.
  • 3-person household qualifies for $766.
  • 4-people household can have the maximum benefit at $1,155.
  • Larger households can receive upto:
    • Six people: $1,386
    • Seven people: $1,532
    • Eight people: $1,751

How to Claim and Check the Status for CalFresh Payments 2024 ?

You can apply for CalFresh Payments through online by visiting Get CalFresh website and complete the application. Your county will contact you within couple of weeks for an eligibility interview. If approved, you’ll receive an EBT card for groceries within 10 days. You may even visit or call the local CDSS office at (866) 613-3777 to apply by phone. Keep the documents ready like ID proof, income proof, and immigration status proof.

You may check the status of CalFresh Payment Schedule 2024 by logging into Benefits Cal application for upcoming dates, pending amount etc. You may even call CalFresh hotline at 1-877-847-3663 or visit the local CDSS office.

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1 thought on “CalFresh Payment Schedule 2024: Who is Eligible to get Food Stamps this Week? Know Payment Date & Claim Status”

  1. Am I supposed to get a form updating my calfresh and general assistant formas through the mail. Is there another program similar to ACP. All my information should be on file what if I don’t receive nothing through the mail. Do I go welfare social services and grab calfresh and general assistant packets can u guys update automatically


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